1991 Ford Fiesta XR2i 1.6 EFi from UK and Ireland
Great fun to drive and own
Rust around the petrol cap area, a classic MK3 Fiesta fault, Ford have made a revised panel for the fuel cap area which costs only £25.
Clutch a bit stiff, I am just going to see if it gets any worse before I replace it.
Very quick acceleration, good pulling power from the 110Bhp engine.
Noise levels could be better; overall it could be a bit more refined.
Handling could also be better.
Gear ratios could be taller, first and second are a bit too short.
Superb interior and a very good spec.
A superb car, always attracts looks, looks as good and fresh today as when the vehicle was first launched.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th November, 2001
14th Oct 2002, 10:22
Since the review I've replaced the clutch and the clutch cable as well as the pedal ratchet. Its now on 84,500 miles and is shortly due a full timing belt service. The car drives as new it does not burn any oil.
It is very important that these CVH engines are run on quality oil such as Mobil one or at least a fully synthetic oil. You should change the oil every 3k if you want to keep it in tip top condition or at least every 6k. The rust around the petrol cap has not come back since the new panel was welded in. The car has also been fully waxoyled as the Ford build quality is to say the least fragile!!
It is also a safe bet to put Slick 50 in with the engine oil at least every 12k. Overall it has been the best car that I have owned to date, and I plan to keep it for some time.